RaveRHINOThis book is delicious ... menacing eroticism and domesticity...the multifarity ... It’s black, queer, femme, and intertextual. harris has as distinct a line and as singular an enjambment as Ed Roberson ... harris is still about intertextuality, but she’s not borrowing it to reinforce her own architecture. She is conducting an orchestra. My, my, my, this book is powerful. I remain interested in scope. harris moves smoothly from the national to the local and the personal and back out. She is darkly funny and righteously furious ... harris does not kowtow, instead she writes and publishes with an expectation of the reader’s willingness to learn a fact or two, a word or two, or even a bit or two of music theory. I love how full this book is of things and verbs that seem not be indigenous to their scenes or sentences ... This book isn’t exactly asking questions; it’s taking a sober look at what the speaker encounters.
Emily Jungmin Yoon
PositiveRHINO PoetryHer book is full of knives and other sharp edges, each honed by global historical narratives of war from the 1930s to the present day ... Yoon’s poems pay homage to those who have been abused by the basest version of humanity, as well as to the sanctity of self and home. There’s a lot of research threaded into these pages, so the burden doesn’t rest on the reader. We’re free to wade into images of bees, honey, and dead dandelions ... And while the book holds fast to its tone of measured rage and sardonicism, and maintains a steady eye that demands accountability, it does not rest in negativity. Yoon’s storytelling and investigation of her historical present for the sake of human improvement uplifts as it bears witness.